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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes

A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.

A thought often makes us hotter than a fire.

A torn jacket is soon mended; but hard words bruise the heart of a child.

All things come round to him who will but wait.

All things must change to something new, to something strange.

Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied.

As to the pure mind all things are pure, so to the poetic mind all things are poetical.

Build today, then strong and sure, With a firm and ample base; And ascending and secure. Shall tomorrow find its place.

Critics are sentinels in the grand army of letters, stationed at the corners of newspapers and reviews, to challenge every new author.

Each morning sees some task begun, each evening sees it close; Something attempted, something done, has earned a night's repose.

Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.

Evil is only good perverted.

Fame comes only when deserved, and then is as inevitable as destiny, for it is destiny.

For age is opportunity no less Than youth itself, though in another dress, And as the evening twilight fades away The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.

For his heart was in his work, and the heart giveth grace unto every art.

Give what you have to somebody, it may be better than you think.

He that respects himself is safe from others. He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.

Heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight but, while their companions slept, they were toiling upward in the night.

However things may seem, no evil thing is success and no good thing is failure.

I have an affection for a great city. I feel safe in the neighborhood of man, and enjoy the sweet security of the streets.